Oana Branzei

Oana Branzei is the Donald F. Hunter Professor of International Business and Professor of Strategy and Sustainability at the Ivey Business School, Western University, Canada. She is also founding Director of Ivey’s HBA Sustainability Certificate program and the Master of Science Graduate Diploma in Sustainability; founder, convener, and host of Ivey’s PhD Sustainability Academy; and cofounder of the Spring Institute. As Ivey’s champion for the United Nation's Principles for Responsible Management Education (UN PRME) for a decade, Dr. Branzei has pioneered the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) and UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) case curations and global conversations for Ivey Publishing. She leads the Global Resilience Lab, initially established with funding from her 2010 Early Researcher Award. The lab comprises collaboration with rapid-response research teams tackling grand challenges across five continents. As a former Western Faculty Scholar, Dr. Branzei is cross-appointed with Western University’s Centre for Climate Change, Sustainable Livelihoods and Health; vice chairs the Western University Research Board; represents Ivey on Western’s Senate; is an advisory board member for the Africa Institute; and sits on the steering committee for Western’s Carbon Solutions Fund. She has also served as adjudicator for the Ontario COVID-19 Rapid Research Fund and has chaired the Social Sciences Panel for the Early Researcher Awards for Ontario’s Ministry of Innovation since 2018. Dr. Branzei earned an MBA in international business from the University of Nebraska and a PhD in business administration from the University of British Columbia, Canada. She can be reached at obranzei@ivey.ca.